Today I made soup for dinner. It was “Fennel and Tomato Soup”, and was one I was looking forward to. I like tomato soup and really like fennel, so I figured the combination would be a hit, and I wasn’t disappointed. Plus, it was really simple to make, although I did manage to have a blow out near the end. To start, I just took a bunch of fennel, a potato, and an onion, all chopped up, and cooked them down for awhile, then I added tomatoes and cooked it some more.
Once the tomatoes had cooked a bit, I added broth and let it simmer for about an hour. During that time Julie grabbed some of her paprika cheddar biscuits out of the freezer and got those ready.
Once that was all cooked, I transferred the entire pot to the food processor to blend it. This is predictably where the blow out occurred. I didn’t realize that the food processor isn’t meant to be filled more than 60% or so or it starts to leak, so I ended up spilling some of the mixture out onto the counter and floor, all while the phone was ringing (shout out to Jim!). It wasn’t that bad, and I managed to puree everything in two batches. The end result was some pretty stinking good tomato soup.